NameWilliam Otto
Retirement/Discharge DateNovember 1975
Tour 1 DatesJuly 1974 - October 1975
Tour 1 Rank/RateMS2
Tour 1 DivisionSupply
NATO Mixed Manned CrewNo
CommentVery different when I first reported aboard, came from the Springfield,Flagship of 6th fleet. For the first few meals thought I was still cooking for 1000 plus. Sure was hot and miserable in Gitmo. The syrup for the juice exploded in the forward supply

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The Crews of DDG-5
USS Biddle (5/5/62 - 7/28/64)
USS Claude V. Ricketts (7/28/64 - 10/31/89)

Below are the names of the men that, together, made up the crews of the USS Biddle and USS Claude V. Ricketts during her 27 year career.  The names below represent those who have registered on this site and do no comprise the whole of the men who served on board the DDG-5 during her career.  It is estimated that at least 4000 men served on board the DDG-5 during her lifetime.  If you were a crew member of either the Biddle or the Ricketts and you have not yet done so, you can register here.
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